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Blade Runner on Squidoo

I’m not sure I quite understand this whole Squidoo thing, but I found a cool collection of Blade Runner stuff, including the directors cut trailer:

Check out the rest of this collection here, some cool stuff including a Google Map of the Bradbury Building from the film, as well as the deleted Hospital Scene… now my question: Where the hell is our promised Special Edition Box Set??

*Update* – Did a little digging, and it seems I am partially out of the Blade Runner loop. BladeZone reported back in July that not only is there a brand new, limited run Directors Cut coming out in September / October, but the 25th anniversary of the film in 2007 will be commemorated with a super-deluxe edition, the one we’ve all been waiting for!

May 27th 2006 – THE NEWS WE ALL WAITED FOR!

Warner Home Video will issue a new remastered director’s cut of the classic SF movie Blade Runner in September now that it has cleared up rights issues, followed by a theatrical release of a version promised to be truly director Ridley Scott’s final cut, Variety reported. Warner’s rights to Blade Runner lapsed a year ago, but the studio has since negotiated a long-term license. The movie has a troubled history. When Scott ran over budget, completion bond guarantors took control of it and made substantial changes before its 1982 theatrical release, adding a voice-over and a happy ending. That version was replaced by the much better-received director’s cut in 1992, but Scott has long been unhappy with it, complaining that he was rushed and unable to give it proper attention. Scott started working on the final cut version in 2000, but that project was shelved by Warner soon after, apparently because the studio couldn’t come to terms with Jerry Perenchio over rights issues. The restored “director’s cut” will debut on home video in September and will remain on sale for only four months, after which time it will be placed on moratorium. Blade Runner: Final Cut will arrive in 2007 for a limited 25th-anniversary theatrical run, followed by a special-edition DVD with the three previous versions offered as alternate viewing. Besides the original theatrical version and director’s cut, the expanded international theatrical cut will be included. The set will also contain additional bonus materials.

August 17, 2006 Posted by | Film, Videos | Leave a comment

3 Mexican Fishermen Survive 9 Months in Pacific Ocean

A day fishing trip turned into a nine month ordeal of survival. These guys drifted 5,000 miles west across the Pacific Ocean, eating only raw fish and seagulls and rain water. Fortunately, the didn’t have to resort to cannibalism and were picked up close to the Marshall Islands on 9 August.

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | Amazing Stories | Leave a comment

‘Hybrid Mutant’ Found Dead in Maine

Residents are wondering if an animal found dead over the weekend may be the mysterious creature that has mauled dogs, frightened residents and been the subject of local legend for half a generation. The animal was found near power lines along Route 4 on Saturday, apparently struck by a car while chasing a cat.

On a related note…. beware of manbearpig, I’m totally cereal.

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | Amazing Stories, Animals, Science, Shenanigans, Videos | Leave a comment

FOX News Producer Resigns. Says Due to Middle East Coverage

“We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that.” They went on to write “Not only are you an instrument of the Bush White House, and Israeli propaganda, you are war mongers with no sense of decency, nor professionalism.”

“But from the onset of the war in Lebanon, I was devastated at the way that Fox was handling the coverage from Lebanon in the U.S., and I felt there was bias, the slant, the racist remarks, the use of the word “we” meaning Israel, and it was just unbearable up until basically the massacre at Qana. And as a mother of three, watching the images, the raw images of children being pulled out of the rubble, and then I switched to Fox News to hear some of their anchors claiming that these little kids that were killed, these innocent victims that were killed, were human shields used by Hezbollah. And one of the anchors went as far as saying they were planted there by Hezbollah to win support in this war. And it was unbelievable. For me, that was the breaking point, and this is when I decided, me and my colleague Jomana, to hand in our resignation.”

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | TV, War, World Issues | 1 Comment

We Have Met the Enemy in the War On Terror. . . and He Is Us

“The German people in the 1930s were happy to sacrifice their liberties to a leader who would keep them secure. They did this for 12 years. For the 8871st time, Bush II is not Adolf Hitler. However, the American people are in total denial that their own government, left unchecked, can do far more harm than any foreign terrorist.”

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Also, an interesting quote pulled from the comments of a Digg user:

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”

— Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

August 17, 2006 Posted by | USA, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Joe Scarborough: Is Bush an Idiot?

Joe Scarborough started his program tonight asking the question “is Bush an idiot?”. Not only did he do a great run down of clips involving some of the most famous “Bushisms”, but he did have an interesting conversation about this question with Lawrence Donnell and John Fund.(video included)

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | USA, War, World Issues | Leave a comment